Wednesday, March 26, 2008


The riveting oil paintings of Colette Calascione are easily some of our favorites as of late. Colette uses classical techniques to create works that reconcile a renaissance feel with a modern look. A number of her works are dreamlike, surreal, and narrative. These tend to feature vibrant colors and enigmatic figures.

Others draw from classical sources, some depicting a central character who seems enraptured in their environment and many who gaze directly into the eyes of the viewer. These pieces abound with luxurious textures and luminous skintones.

Perhaps an integral part of many of Calascione's paintings is a sometimes overt sometimes subtle sense of humor. All of these elements combine for artwork we find seriously stunning.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


We heart Miranda July. Sometime last year we found ourselves watching Me and You and Everyone We Know, a film she wrote, directed, and starred in. Miranda July is funny in all senses of the word. Here she is in a short film titled "HOW TO MAKE A BUTTON".

Friday, March 21, 2008


Our friend Robert Pokorny (aka RIP) sent us a peek of his latest artwork to be featured in his show next month at M Modern Gallery in Palm Springs. Building from his extensive background and experience in illustration and poster art, Pokorny ventured into the realm of fine art and sold virtually every painting in his solo exhibitions last year. Having mastered the mediums of watercolor and gouache, Robert is now crafting strikingly edgy works in cel vinyl acrylic on wood panel. The exhibition is titled TRANSITIONS , opening night is April 19, 2008 from 7-10pm.